Language Arts: A Multimedia Mini Lesson for The Elements of Setting

Overview

The Elements of Setting is one of the 30 MicroLessons (mini lessons) available in the series, Language Arts Presenter.

Just connect your computer to a digital projector or SMART Board, select a student to operate the mouse and let Becky, the avatar, teach your kids The Elements of Setting.

This MicroLesson (like all of the others in the series) comes with a word search activity and a crossword puzzle based entirely on the presentation--the words found in the word search provide the word bank for the crossword puzzle.

Therefore, this presentation along with the time required to complete both puzzles will require 50-60 classroom minutes.

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MicroLesson 4 Details

MicroLesson 4
The Elements of Setting
Presentation Time: 22-27 minutes
By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that the setting is an element of fiction.
  • identify the three elements of setting.
  • recognize that details about setting can be very general or quite specific.
  • correctly identify the setting in 10 sample selection from short works of fiction.

The Elements of Setting, Full Version comes with a word search, and a crossword puzzle.

I have thoroughly tested this MicroLesson with actual students in real-life, public, middle school classrooms--the vast majority of students became engaged, responsive, and productive (even the knuckleheads).

Screenshots

Both of the screenshots below are samples from the instruction portion of The Elements of Setting.

These screenshots show how one of the questions and its associated answer appear in The Elements of Setting:

PDF Puzzles

Here is the word search activity for The Elements of Setting.

The words found in the activity above become the word bank for this crossword puzzle:

Noteworthy Notes

Like all of the MicroLessons in the Language Arts Presenter series, The Elements of Setting includes...

  • definitions and examples.
  • direct instruction.
  • a summary of the instruction.
  • practice quizzes ranging from 5 to 15 questions.
  • an on-screen answer key.
  • a word search and crossword puzzle to extend the mini lesson.

Teachers report that during MicroLessons, they...

  • appoint students to be mouse operators while they roam the classroom, keeping a wary eye on the knuckleheads.
  • become dynamic partners with the avatars, giving additional examples of concepts, checking for comprehension, and reading questions and answer choices orally to the class.
  • record scores, grade papers, or even work on lesson plans.

All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are compatible with both Windows and Mac.

Free Download Details and Link

The Elements of Setting, Free Version is...

  • complete in every regard.
  • fully operational.
  • available for an unlimited time trial.

The "Free Trial Version" stamps are a necessary annoyance.

When you consider the fact that I spent two and a half years of my life developing these MicroLessons, I would sincerely hope that you would agree that giving them away completely free of charge is not a plausible option.

Download: The Elements of Setting, Free Version

Full Download Details and Link

The Elements of Setting, Full Version...

  • is exactly the same as the free version.
  • is completely devoid of all "Free Trial Version" stamps.
  • comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle.

Both versions of The Elements of Setting are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.  As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.

Purchase: The Elements of Setting 

NOW ON SALE: 50% OFF!

The Literature Bundle contains all seven Literature MicroLessons from the Language Arts Presenter series.

If purchased individually, the total cost for The Elements of Setting along with its 6 companions would be $34.65. The bundle is now available for the much lower cost of $16.95--a savings of over 50%!

The titles in The Literature Bundle are as follows:

  • The Importance of Reading
  • Introducing Literature
  • Determining the Author's Purpose
  • The Elements of Setting
  • Characterization
  • The Elements of Plot
  • How to Summarize

The Literature Bundle comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle for each MicroLesson.

MicroLesson 4: The Elements of Setting, Full Version by Chad Manis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

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